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Multiple Sclerosis Patient who was using Tysabri developed PML (a Brain illness) has died

Posted Jan 14 2009 8:26pm

Biogen Says Tysabri Patient With Brain Illness Died

By Elizabeth Lopatto

Dec. 19 (Bloomberg) -- A multiple sclerosis patient who developed a severe brain infection after taking Biogen Idec Inc. and Elan Corp.’s Tysabri, the fourth case reported in five months, has died, according to Biogen.

Cambridge, Massachusetts-based Biogen was informed of the American woman’s death two days ago, company spokeswoman Naomi Aoki said in an interview.

The company reported on Oct. 29 that the patient had been diagnosed with the brain illness, progressive multifocal leukoencephalopathy (PML).

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